Get to Singapore Sports Hub and all the sporting venues in this area with this detailed guide.
Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to Singapore Sports Hub by MRT. Our goal when writing this article was to make sure you can get to this fantastic athletics facility in Kallang fast and affordably.
Singapore Sports Hub is a very popular venue for both national and international athletics competitions and serves as a popular recreational centre for families. Both the National Stadium and the Indoor Stadium are popular venues for concerts.
By the end of this guide, we hope that you will be able to:
Determine what kind of MRT ticket is best for getting to the Sports Hub.
Understand how many stations are close to the Sports Hub and how long it takes to walk to each one.
Develop an itinerary of points of interest in Singapore Sports Hub and the surrounding area.
Fortunately, Singapore has a very well-developed public transportation system that you can use to get to Singapore Sports Hub and the other points of interest near it.
Why should you visit Singapore Sports Hub?
Singapore Sports Hub is a world-class integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle facility that is located in Kallang. It commenced operations in 2014, and ever since, it has been an essential venue for national and international athletics competitions. It has also welcomed world-famous artists such as Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and Madonna (among others). Singapore Sports Hub also hosts many community-based events and recreational activities for people of all ages.
When you visit Singapore Sports Hub, you will appreciate the 35-hectare layout, which features a broad range of facilities.
At the time of writing, here is the impressive list of facilities making up the Sports Hub:
Singapore Indoor Stadium
OCBC Aquatic Centre
Kallang Wave Mall
Singapore Youth Olympic Museum & Singapore Sports Museum
Water Sports Centre
Aside from the facilities mentioned above, community members in Singapore can enjoy 24-hour facilities such as lawn bowling, running and cycling paths, basketball courts, beach volleyball and futsal courts.
Kallang Wave Mall is an excellent place to re-energize in a pleasant air-conditioned environment. You can enjoy a meal and do some shopping between activities in Singapore Sports Hub.
Singapore Sports Hub is conveniently located, only a few stops away from popular sightseeing areas such as Marina Bay, Little India and Kampong Glam. Therefore, it’s easy to develop an efficient and entertaining itinerary that includes the facilities here.
All the details – Getting to Singapore Sports Hub by MRT
Step 1: Access the most convenient MRT station in Singapore.
Making your way to Singapore Sports Hub is much easier if you stay close to an MRT station. You will be able to access the MRT and then use it to get around the city.
If you are living in Singapore, then chances are you already know what station is the most convenient for you. But, visitors should consider strategically finding a place to stay that is close to a station to minimize unnecessary costs and to save valuable time.
Singapore is a modern, well-developed city with many hotels in convenient locations relative to stations and attractions. Here are just a few places to stay that are very popular with guests. We have mentioned which station they are close to below as well:
Raffles Singapore (5-star, 9.4/10 review score, very close to Esplanade Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Bayfront Station)
Chic Capsule Otel (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, 2 minutes from Chinatown Station)
With your accommodation sorted, walk to the nearest station to begin your MRT trip to Singapore Sports Hub!
Step 2: Buy an MRT ticket to reach Singapore Sports Hub.
Singaporeans and permanent residents likely already have a stored value card for their trips around the city. Visitors, however, will have to purchase either a ticket or a card to get to Singapore Sports Hub.
If you don’t have a ticket for your trip yet, consider the following questions to help you select the best option for your circumstances:
How long are you in the city, three days or more?
Do you want to avoid ticketing lines altogether?
Are you just travelling to/from Singapore Sports Hub, or do you have a busy, multi-day itinerary?
Next, refer to the information below to finalize your decision:
- Singapore Tourist Passes
- Single trip tickets
- Stored value cards
Singapore tourist passes are ideal for visitors staying 3 days or less. Busy travellers can save a lot of money and stress using a tourist pass because you get unlimited rides on trains and buses for a set period of time.
Tourist Passes are convenient if you plan to use both the MRT and bus services to get to Singapore Sports Hub and other places throughout the city. However, a tourist pass may not save you much money if you only plan to travel a little while in Singapore.
Think about your itinerary before buying one!
Other MRT Tickets to Consider
You can also buy traditional single-trip tickets or multi-trip to Singapore Sports Hub. These are easy to buy at any station, but try to avoid long lines at peak times of the day. You don’t want to spend too much time waiting to buy these!
Stored value cards are the third popular ticket option for getting to Singapore Sports Hub.
There are a few different kinds of stored value cards, but they are pretty similar in how they work. Simply buy one, top it up with cash, and tap it to enter and exit the MRT network.
We used a stored value card while learning how to get to Singapore Sports Hub by MRT. As a rule of thumb, make sure you have extra cash on your card at all times!
Get all the details: How to buy MRT tickets in Singapore – The Ultimate Guide.
Step 3: Plan on taking the MRT to Stadium Station (best option), Kallang Station, or Mountbatten Station.
In the sections below, we will outline how to get to Singapore Sports Hub using three main stations:
But, take note, that Stadium Station is without question the most convenient one for getting to the middle of Singapore Sports Hub!!!
Both Kallang Station and Mountbatten Station are good alternatives to Stadium Station if there is a large event (to avoid crowds going to the stadiums). Furthermore, Kallang Station is on a different MRT line, which allows many commuters to avoid changing lines when getting to the Sports Hub.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Stadium Station (best option), Kallang Station, or Mountbatten Station.
You can refer to the MRT map in your first station or access one online to see if you need to transfer lines based on the line information below:
Stadium Station (CC6) is ideally located on Circle Line (shown in orange on the map). Travel on the MRT to Stadium Station if you want the shortest and fastest walk from the MRT to Singapore Sports Hub. It is the best station for getting right into the middle of the action!
Kallang Station (EW10) is located on the East-West (green line). It is farther from the Sports Hub than Stadium Station, but it is still a practical stop for travellers on the East-West Line to access the Sports Hub.
If you are travelling along the East-West Line, don’t bother transferring to the Circle Line unless you avoid walking about 10-15 minutes farther.
Mountbatten Station (CC6) is on the Circle Line (similar to Stadium Station). It isn’t quite as convenient as Stadium Station for accessing the large sports facilities, but it is close to some of the community sports venues along the eastern side of the Sports Hub.
You might also want to get off at Mountbatten Station and walk to the stadiums during largescale events to bypass some of the crowds at Stadium Station. Under normal circumstances, it makes more practical sense to get off at Stadium Station instead of Mountbatten.
Step 5: Alight at Stadium Station, Kallang Station, or Mountbatten Station.
Grab all of your personal belongings and alight at Stadium, Kallang, or Mountbatten Station. Refer to the exit signs in the station.
Step 6: Exit and walk to Singapore Sports Hub.
Remember to get off at Stadium Station if you don’t want to walk very far from the MRT station.
In the section below, we will outline how to walk from each one of the stations to Singapore Sports Hub.
Walking directions from Stadium Station to Singapore Sports Hub
Upon your arrival at Stadium Station, you will have only two exits to choose from, Exit A and Exit B. Both of these are located at ground level, making for convenient access to the facilities within Singapore Sports Hub.
Take Exit A to access both the National Stadium and the Indoor Stadium and other venues along the western side of Singapore Sports Hub. Take Exit B to access some of the community sports facilities in the eastern portion of the Sports Hub.
Stadium Station is ideally situated in the middle of Singapore Sports and provides very convenient access to all the facilities.
How long is the walk from Stadium Station to the athletic facilities in Singapore Sports Hub?
You can expect the walk from Stadium Station to all athletics facilities within Singapore Sports Hub to be 8 minutes or less (depending on your walking speed). For example, getting to both the National Stadium and Indoor Stadium from Exit A takes 2-3 minutes. Kallang Wave Mall is only a few hundred metres from the Stadium Station.
Walking Directions from Kallang Station to Singapore Sports Hub
Similar to Stadium Station, Kallang MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station to choose from (A and B).
Use Exit A at Kallang Station and walk south cross Sims Avenue to walk to Singapore Sports Station.
Locate the covered walkway that snakes its way down to the Singapore Sports Hub. It is designed to get you to the athletics facilities even during rain and Singapore’s intense heat!
Continue to follow the covered walkway southeast. Eventually, you will have to travel up a few stairs to access the covered bridge over Nicoll Highway. The covered bridge will bring you to National Stadium. This will be your first access to Singapore Sports Hub!
You can refer to the large map along the way that shows where all venues are located in Singapore Sports Hub. Select your point of interest and follow the signs.
How long is the walk from Kallang Station to Singapore Sports Hub?
The walk from Kallang Station to Singapore Sports Hub is about 700 meters. On average, this takes about 10 minutes to access the National Stadium, which is the first point of interest you will see on your way.
You should reach any of the venues within Singapore Sports Hub from Kallang Station in 15-22 minutes.
Walking Directions from Mounthatten Station to Singapore Sports Hub
Mountbatten MRT station has two exits for pedestrians to use at ground level (A and B). Use Exit A and walk along southwest along Stadium Boulevard to Singapore Sports Hub.
Some of the first few facilities along the way to the stadiums will be Kallang ActiveSG Tennis Centre, Kallang ActiveSG Netball Centre and the Squash Centre.
How long is the walk from Mountbatten Station to Singapore Sports Hub?
The entrance of the Singapore Sports Hub is only a few minutes away from Mountbatten Station and some of the first facilities in the Hub. However, it will take you 10-16 minutes to walk to the National Stadium or the Indoor Stadium from the station.
Should you stay near Singapore Sports Hub or not?
There are many budget-friendly hotels south of Geylang Road, within walking distance of Singapore Sports Hub. You can save a lot of money staying in Geylang, especially if you can just walk to and from the Sports Hub when you want.
But be cautious when you book a room in Geylang. Some properties receive low review scores because of issues with cleanliness and service standards.
We researched the properties within walking distance of Singapore Sports Hub and selected the highest review scores. They are listed below for your convenience.
Five/6 Hotel Splendour (4-star, 8.1/10 score based on 487+ verified reviews)
Ibis Budget Singapore Sapphire (2-star, 8.0/10 score based on 614+ verified reviews)
Hotel 81 Orchid (2-star, 7.7/10 score based on 3200+ verified reviews)
Also, take note that the MRT makes it easy to stay in Kampong Glam, Little India and Marina Bay while still having easy access to the facilities in the Sports Hub. Marina Bay has more 5-star options, whereas Little India and Kampong Glam are known for boutique hotels and pocket-friendly options. Always do a thorough search and compare review scores before booking places to stay in Singapore.
And remember, the closer you are to an MRT station, the better!
Conclusion – Getting to Singapore Indoor Stadium using MRT.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Singapore Sports Hub by MRT has given you all the information you need to get there without any stress!
Remember, Stadium Station is the best station to use to access the Sports Hub. But both Kallang and Mountbatten Station provide good alternatives (depending on what line you are travelling on and how far you want to walk). Some concerts and large sporting events can jam up the roads and the MRT, so knowing about a few stations in the area is a good thing!
Once you arrive at Singapore Sports Hub, you will be able to access a whole variety of facilities and activities:
Singapore National Stadium
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Kallang Wave Mall
Singapore Sports Museum
OCBC Aquatic Centre
Kallang Ice World
Singapore Sports Museum
Shimano Cycling World
Southwest of Singapore Sports Hub is Marina East Park and Marina Bay Golf Course. Consider including them in your plans.
If you are building an itinerary for Singapore, consider making stops in Kampong Glam, Little India and Marina Bay during the same day. Kampong Glam is the closest of these places (just across Merdeka Bridge). It has some super cool places to visit like Haji Lane, Arab Street and Sultan Mosque. Culture lovers will enjoy a visit to the Malay Heritage Centre.
Related Article: 5 Things I Truly Love about Kampong Glam in Singapore
Singapore Sports Hub is genuinely an impressive collection of world-class sports facilities. Make the most of your visit!
We hope you enjoy your time at Singapore Sports Hub, and please reach out to us via email or comment below if you have any additional questions about this article. We would be delighted to help you.